KDDI to work with Rostelecom on Japan-Russia network upgrade

18 May 2011

The Nikkei business daily reports that Japan’s second largest telecoms group KDDI Corp plans to work in partnership with Russian counterpart Rostelecom to strengthen communications connectivity on a network link between Japan and Russia. It is understood that the Japanese firm will contribute USD12 million of the total cost of USD60 million, with the upgrade scheduled for completion at the start of next year. As a result of the planned improvements the pair hope to quadruple connection speeds and enable leased line services with data transmission rates of up to 10Gbps, the Nikkei said. KDDI and Rostelecom forecast that data volumes between their respective countries will grow by 200-400% by 2014.

Japan, Russia, KDDI (au), Rostelecom